Today it rained in torrents!
Camino: “So Arlene you like walking in the rain?”
Arlene: “Yes, it is quite lovely, it is quiet and peaceful, allowing me time to reflect.”
Some time passes and the rain continues. Now the Camino threw in some wind. But that was fine because I was kitted with a very fashionable Altus poncho. My pants legs were getting wet and I was beginning to feel warm.
Camino: “Are you still enjoying the walk in the rain?”
Arlene: “Yes, it is still glorious. You know I am thankful for my Gore Tex Salomon hiking boots. My feet are dry and warm.”
Camino: “Hmmm, well good for you!”
And the rains continued. And the puddles became deeper. And the socks were now squishing with every step.
It turned out to be an 11.87 mile/19 km slog into the town of El Burgo Ranero completed in 5 hours and 25 minutes including a stop for cafe con leche.
The proprietor of the Hostal El Peregrino showed me to my room and then served me a delicious bowl of soup.
I’m hoping for a rain free day tomorrow.